"If thou survive my well-contented day"
I think that's a Shakespeare quote. It certainly sounds like it. Nonetheless, it definitely applies here.
Oregon State was forced into full survival mode after last night's devastating 14-2 loss to the same UC Irvine team. It also needed a day full of content, and after eliminating UNLV earlier in the afternoon, the Beavers went to work on the Anteaters to the tune of a 4-0 shutout. Senior Scott Schultz, typically one of its closers, put in a tremendous performance in a starting role for the Regional hosts, throwing a two-hit, complete game shutout. The right-hander would end up hitting more batters than he allowed hits to.
So, what does this mean? It means there is a tomorrow. There is one more game to play, and for whoever wins that, there will be a whole 'nother week. There is one more chance to see Michael Conforto gun down a runner at the plate. One more chance to see Andy Peterson try to beat out a bunt. One more chance for a sold out Goss Stadium to lose its mind. And that's pretty cool.
This is what postseason baseball is all about. Going deep into pitching staffs. Every pitch being huge. Surviving and advancing. Staying up deep into the night to write about it all.